Jan 22, 2013 1:00am PST
'll be right,xc@sq-x,x)dbfhÉhx welcome back. not only was today barack obama's inauguration, it was also martin luther king day. for his thoughts on this historic occasion we're joined by senior black correspondent morgan freeman. >> thanks, jim. that's okay. sorry. >> jon: i got it. wait. the president was inrawing ated today >> jon: yes, that's right i guess i was so busy being angry about having to work on martin luther king day, i didn't realize i was also missing the second inauguration of the first black president which now makes me even more angry. thanks, jon. >> jon: sorry. it's okay, jon. look, as long as we're celebrating dr. king's birthday, i would like to make one request. can we as a nation please, please stop using martin luther king as a prop in our own petty political arguments >> jon: you mean about race? no, jon. about everything. listen to what the chairman of national gun appreciation day said last week >> i believe gun appreciation day honors the legacy of dr. king. i think he would agree with me if he were alive today. >> let me stop you right there. he is not alive toda
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
." the possibilities are endless. i want to thank you for db -- deeply believing in the possibilities. thank you for what you are doing. god bless you, and may god protect our troops. thank you. [applause] [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] >> this afternoon we take you to where the first lady and daughters will attend the first inaugural ball, but first some of the history behind inaugurations, describing how various presidents approach the day, and how the phrase so help me god became part of the ceremony. [applause]>> thanks very much. that was a tough act to follow, but i will try my best. we are about to have an inauguration monday, and the first question that comes to people's minds as they are sitting or standing there in the cold waiting for the ceremony to begin, we have separation of powers in this country. how is it that the president of the united states is being sworn into office on the steps of the capitol -- the legislative branch of the capital? that is the thrust of my comments. how did this come about?